Alabama

Woman struck by meteorite piece, the only documented case of a human being hit by space debris

November 30, 1954 Oak Grove, Alabama A piece of a meteorite hits Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges, leaving a large bruise The fragment crashed through Hodges’ farmhouse roof, bounced off a console radio, and struck Hodges in the thigh as she was sleeping on a couch. Though bruised, Hodges was not seriously wounded by the fragment,… Continue reading Woman struck by meteorite piece, the only documented case of a human being hit by space debris

Alabama · Female Killers

Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

August 16, 2008 Russellville, Alabama Christine Scott kills her 6-year-old son Mason in a house fire The fire started in the Scott house on or near the bed of Mason’s brother, Noah (4). Christine told investigators Noah had been sleeping in her room when the fire started. She also claimed an outlet in the boys’… Continue reading Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

Alabama · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for rape and murder of woman in front of her children

July 14, 1989 Atmore, Alabama Horace Dunkins Jr. is executed for tying a woman to a tree, raping her, and stabbing her nearly 70 times Dunkins' victim was 26-year-old mother of four Lynn McCurry. In 1980, Dunkins and an accomplice, Frank Harris, claimed to be interested in purchasing a go-cart McCurry was selling. When she… Continue reading Man executed for rape and murder of woman in front of her children

Alabama · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man kills wife, 5 children, tries to kill self

May 17, 1943 Alabama Carl Dalrymple murders his wife and 5 children before attempting suicide Dalrymple (27)’s attack happened in his mother-in-law’s home. During the shootings, his wife Eunice (25) grabbed one of her daughters and tried to run out of the house. Both were shot in the back. The Nashville Tennessean (Nashville TN; Nov… Continue reading Man kills wife, 5 children, tries to kill self

Alabama · Newspaper clippings

Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

May 1, 1952 Alabama Earle Dennison poisons her 2-year-old niece to claim the insurance money on a policy she had taken out on the toddler Dennison's young niece, Shirley Weldon, was visiting when Dennison gave her an orange drink laced with arsenic. After the toddler became ill and vomited, Dennison gave her a bottle of… Continue reading Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money